Glow at the Gardens and 28 Things to do in Denver this Week

Denver has some mind-opening events lined up this week. Start your week off by hearing from the amazing Neil DeGrasse Tyson and end it by watching an artsy dance performance at The Feeling of an Emotion. Whatever your calendar has ready for you, make sure to take a look at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Monday, October 15

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Photo Courtesy of Bellco Theatre on Facebook

When: October 15, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. 

Where: Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St., Denver

Cost: $59 – $95 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Bellco Theatre hosts Neil DeGrasse Tyson. The event features a chance to listen to Neil DeGrasse Tyson himself during his “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies Tour.” Tyson will speak about his life, career and science in films that may be wrong or right.

Denver Design Week

Junction 23 at Denargo Market. Photo Courtesy of Denver Design Week

When: October 15 – 19

Where: Multiple Locations

Cost: Various prices check here

The Lowdown: Denver Design Week returns to Denver for a week filled with innovation, learning and design. You can attend panels from more than 50 different presenters, such as Julien Fentress of Fentress Architects, Joyce Hsu from Facebook and industrial designer Michael McCoy. You can also attend tours and workshops in design, architecture and technology fields.

READ: Denver Design Week Kicked Off This Weekend

Artful Insight

Photo Courtesy of Eanger Irving Couse via ‎American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection‎ on Facebook

When: October 15, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Where: American Museum of Western Art- The Anschutz Collection, 1727 Tremont Pl., Denver 

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The American Museum of Western Arts presents Artful Insight as part of The Anschutz Collection. The event features a look at Eanger Irving Couse’s works. Couse, an artist and the first president of the Taos Society of Artists, centers his pieces around Indigenous culture in the Southwest.

Sticker Shock

Photo Courtesy of Station 16 Gallery – Denver‎ on Facebook

When: October 15 – 21, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Where: Station 16 Gallery – Denver, 3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Station 16 Gallery presents Sticker Shock. The exhibition features works from Reed Weily, an American artist that works exclusively with vintage stickers. You can explore collages created with thousands of stickers from all over the world making skull-like shapes.

Tuesday, October 16

Crown Heights Screening

Photo Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Denver on Facebook

When: October 16, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver partners with GoodCinema to present a Crown Heights screening. The film follows the story of Colin Warner as he is wrongfully convicted of murder. Following the screening, you can participate in a panel with the executive director of the Korey Wise Innocence Project, the Boulder District Attorney, a partner of Johnson & Klein Law and the family members of two wrongfully convicted individuals in Colorado.

A Daughter’s Eye

Photo Courtesy of Clyfford Still Museum on Facebook

When: October 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Clyfford Still Museum presents A Daughter’s Eye. The event features a chance to meet Sandra Still Campbell, the daughter of Clyfford Still. You can listen to a conversation about her father’s work and life, moderated by Dean Sobel, the CSM Director.

Films for the Future

SIE FilmCenter via SIE FilmCenter on Facebook

When: October 16, 4:30 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $100 VIP tickets here

The Lowdown: Sie FilmCenter presents Films for the Future. The event features a screening of Paper Tigers – a film that follows the lives of six students attending Washington’s Lincoln High School, Walla Walla. The school specialized in teaching traumatized youth and takes a deeper look at childhood trauma. To be added to the waiting list of general admission tickets, email

Nitro Circus

Photo Courtesy of Nitro Circus on Facebook

When: October 16, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. 

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir., Denver 

Cost: $39 – $99 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Pepsi Center hosts Nitro Circus. The event features a chance to see the amazing Travis Pastrana as he performs high-flying tricks. You can gasp in awe during the two-hour show that is part of “The You Got This Tour.”

Ratio Quiz Show

Photo courtesy of Ratio Beerworks.

When: October 16, 8 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Test your knowledge of ’90s Rock hits at Ratio Quiz Show. The event features a quiz night dedicated to trivia on ’90s rock. You can gather a team of five people together for a chance to win prizes. The night is hosted by Ian Douglas Terry and Andrew Bueno.

Wednesday, October 17

Glow at the Gardens

Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens on Facebook

When: October 17 – 25

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver 

Cost: $18 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Denver Botanic Gardens presents Glow at the Gardens. The event features a night of lights, more than 100 hand-carved pumpkins, pumpkin sculptures and more. You can also listen to spooky stories, watch a magic show, sip on seasonal drinks and watch performers.


Photo Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Denver‎ on Facebook

When: October 17, 9 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $7 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse presents a screening of Zombie. The film features a horrifying story about a zombie outbreak in New York City. Tisa and her father must race to find a cure for the outbreak and stop the bloody rampage.

Writing the West

Photo Courtesy of American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection on Facebook

When: October 17, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

Where: American Museum of Western Art- The Anschutz Collection, 1727 Tremont Pl., Denver 

Cost: $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: American Museum of Western Art- The Anschutz Collection presents Writing in the West. The event features a writing session in connection with the Lighthouse Writers Workshop. You can take inspiration from the galleries in the museum and listen to the backstories of some of the paintings.

Pumpkin Nights Denver

Pumpkin Nights. Photo courtesy of Pumpkin Nights.

When: October 17 – 30, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. 

Where: Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton

Cost: $14 – $20 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Experience a magical night of pumpkin wonders during Pumpkin Nights. The event features an interactive experience with eight themed lands to travel through that hold more than 3,000 pumpkins, all hand-carved by a team of artists.

READ: A Huge Halloween Festival is Coming to Denver with 3000 Hand-Carved Pumpkins

Thursday, October 18

Gear & Cheer

Photo Courtesy of Women’s Wilderness on Facebook

When: October 18, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: REI Denver, 1416 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: $65 get tickets here

The Lowdown: REI Denver teams up with Women’s Wilderness to present Gear & Cheer. The event features live music, local food and drinks and a live auction with outdoor gear. You can also participate in outdoor games while raising funds for some great programs. All proceeds will benefit REI’s Girls’ Wilderness Adventure Program and Financial Aid Program.

The U Cube

Photo Courtesy of Space Gallery on Facebook

When: October 18 – 19

Where: Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Dr., Denver

Cost: $10 – $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Space Gallery teams up with Unsigned Unheard – 5280 to host The U Cube. The event features live performances from local musicians including Whole Milk, CRL CRRLL and KDJ Above. While you jam out to music you can explore local art in Space Gallery and munch on local bites.

Science Lounge

Photo Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science‎ on Facebook

When: October 18, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Museum of Nature & Science continues its Science Lounge series. This Thursday you can experience “The Science of Fear,” right in time for the spookiest season of the year. You will learn about the primal essence of fear itself and all of its attributes. Make sure to wear a scary costume to fit the theme.

Friday, October 19

Latin Fashion Show

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Photo courtesy of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe

When: October 19, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Museo De Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr., Denver

Cost: $15 – $40 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Museo de las Americas presents a Latin Fashion Show. The event features local Latino and Latina designers. You can watch models strut their stuff in fashion and later explore Museo’s latest exhibitions and before and after the show, you can shop from vendors presenting jewelry and clothing. Be sure to wear semi-formal attire.

The Rambler: A Night of Comedy

Ramble Hotel. Photo by Brittni Bell Warshaw.

When: October 19, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. 

Where: The Ramble Hotel, 1280 25th St., Denver 

Cost: $12 tickets available here

The Lowdown: The Ramble Hotel and High Plains Comedy partner together to host The Rambler: A Night of Comedy. The event features sets from five different comedians — Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl, David Rodriguez, Nancy Norton and Troy Walker.  You can laugh all night long and imbibe on the best beverages from Death and Co.

Enchanted Hollows

Photo courtesy of Denver Zoo on Facebook

When: October 19 – 27

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver 

Cost: $18 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Zoo presents Enchanted Hollows. The event features a tour of the zoo at night, giving it a spooky twist. You can imbibe on cocktails, munch on seasonal food and more. You can also participate in demonstrations and peruse Jack-o’-lantern sculptures around the zoo.

Schubert Unfinished Symphony

Boettcher Concert. Photo Courtesy of Colorado Symphony

When: October 19 – 21

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver 

Cost: $15 – $89 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Colorado Symphony presents Schubert Unfinished Symphony. The event features a performance from Michael Thornton, the principal horn player, playing the amazing and complete symphony. You can also experience Wagner’s Prelude to Die Meistersinger in concert.

Battle of the Morals

Photo Courtesy of Nigel Wang Photography via Gravity Aerial Arts on Facebook 

When: October 19 – 20

Where: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 119 Park Ave W., Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance presents Battle of the Morals. The event features a performance from the Gravity Aerial Arts showcasing techniques such as trapeze, contortion, hoop and more. You can sip on libations during intermission and watch in wonder.

A Curly Weekend

Photo Courtesy of Crowned Curls

When: October 19 – 21 

Where: Rachel B Noel Campus, 5290 Kittredge St., Denver 

Cost: Free – $85 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Crowned Curls, Colorado Urban Naturals and Curls on the Block team up to present A Curly Weekend. The three-day event features panels, workshops, a pageant and more. You can also see movie premieres and celebrate your curls with pride.

Saturday, October 20

Skeler Tour

Photo courtesy of Spectra Art Space on Facebook

When: October 20, 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $12 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Spectra Art Space teams up with Vibe.Digital Denver to host the 2018 “Skeler Tour.” The event features performances from Skeler — a wave musician that combines dubstep with trance, Brothel — a local electronic musician and M!NGO — an underground bass musician.

Boo at the Zoo

Photo Courtesy of Denver Zoo‎ on Facebook

When: October 20 – 28

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver 

Cost: $20 at entry

The Lowdown: Denver Zoo presents Boo at the Zoo. The event features a look at some creepy critters, Jack-o-lantern sculptures, demonstrations and more. You can walk the zoo and trick or treat while seeing some spook animals.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Photo Courtesy of Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series on Facebook

When: October 20 – 21 

Where: Downtown Denver, Denver

Cost: $59.99 – $119.99 register here

The Lowdown: Lace up your sneakers for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. You can run in three different races — a 5k, a 10k or a half marathon — to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The races will take you all throughout Denver with live music blasting to keep your feet moving.

Sunday, October 21

Old School Cool Vintage Fashion Market

Photo courtesy of Fort Greene Bar.

When: October 21, 12 – 4:30 p.m. 

Where: Fort Greene Bar, 321 E 45th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Fort Greene Bar hosts an Old School Cool Vintage Fashion Market. The event features a market full of vintage vendors, collectibles and more. You can munch on food from a food truck while you peruse all of the amazing bounties.

Heavy Metal Flea

Black Sky Brewery. Photo by Dustin Hall of The Brewtography Project.

When: October 21, 12 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Black Sky Brewery, 490 Santa Fe Dr., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Heavy Metal Flea is back. You can shop from more than 10 hardcore vendors, listen to some bangin’ heavy metal and more. You can also grab a brew from Black Sky Brewery to sip on while you shop.

Fall Flannel Fest

Denver Milk Market. Photo by Brittni Bell

When: October 21, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. Ste 100, Denver 

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: Denver Milk Market hosts a Fall Flannel Fest. The event features a fall festival with a scarecrow art installation, live music, a pumpkin carving artist and more. Make sure to wear your best flannel for the perfect photo op in a pumpkin patch.

The Feeling of an Emotion

Photo Courtesy of Eventbrite for Organizers‎ on Facebook

When: October 21, 7 p.m. 

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $10 – $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Experience an evening of dance during The Feeling of an Emotion. The event, presented by Edgar L. Page’s Feel the Movement, features a performance from dancers who use narratives to display vignettes of the human condition.

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Mark Your Calendar

Abandoned Film Premiere

When: October 22, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: The Oriental Theatre, 4335 W 44th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $13 tickets available here

Disney in Concert

When: October 24 – 25

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver 

Cost: $25 – $99 tickets available here

First Descents ’80s Party

When: October 26, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: Mile High Station, 2027 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $50 tickets available here

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